A couple of thoughts:

1) It takes a lot of effort to put these proposals together. Let's not
lose sight that both proposals are good proposals, and that's why we have
a vote. I'm sure there are various opinions on both proposals.

2) Separate from either proposal, I was struck this year by a greater
diversity in topic areas for code4lib than I have observed in the past.
There definitely felt like there was interest in tracks that were not as
code-focused (such as culture / community, management, etc.). With the
conference growing to the size it has, I personally feel it might be
interesting to try a hybrid of single / multi-track, to allow those
attending an opportunity to have the ability to have some additional focus
on some theme areas. When we started code4lib, the size of the conference
was such that a single track made a lot of sense; as the event has grown,
both in size and maturity, I'd like to suggest that it may be worth
exploring having both single track sessions and multi-track sessions to
allow deeper dives by different segments of the attendees.

Just my $.02

-- jaf

Jeremy Frumkin
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University of Arizona Libraries

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On 2/23/15, 12:09 PM, "Riley Childs" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I agree, the appeal of code4lib is the single track.
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>In conjunction with the "distributed location" pre-conferences AND
>multi-track the proposal is not very appealing.
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>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4lib 2016 location
>Is there wiggle room on the Philadelphia "multiple track" proposal, or do
>those of us who would prefer single track only have the [not]choice of
>voting for L.A.?
>Best regards,
>> > On Feb 22, 2015, at 8:48 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hey All,
>> >
>> > Just wanted to make everyone aware of the two fantastic proposals to
>> host Code4lib 2016 that have been submitted. The cities of of Los
>> Angeles and Philadelphia have submitted proposals which are now
>> available at the official Code4lib Website
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Voting will open tomorrow (UTC so probably already open if you are
>> reading this) and will remain open until 2015-03-07 08:00:00 UTC
>> >
>> > You can vote here (registration required)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks to the both cities for their submissions.
>> >
>> > best regards,
>> > Francis
>> >
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